After that Rikuo prevented that Gozumaru makes another attack to Tsurara, the two are staring at each other. Tsurara then says to Rikuo that she must do this. Rikuo says that she is badly injured which she shouts telling Rikuo who will protect him, which she falls down. Gozumaru laughs at the fact that Rikuo must be protected by Tsurara. Rikuo wants to know who Gozumaru is and starts to think that he is Gyūki's servants. Tsurara then says that she doesn't know about it and that she was careless and knows that he truly came to kill Rikuo. Tsurara tries to stand, but she can't. Tsurara then says that Rikuo is an human and if he gets hurts, but Rikuo says that he will be fine and that she won't be worry about him. Rikuo then tells Tsurara to stay there. Which Gozumaru starts to attack Rikuo which the two are fighting with each other. Gozumaru has been shocked at the fact that he sees that Rikuo has blocked his attack. The two are battling each other, which Gozumaru uses his Gozu Shadow Claw to attack Rikuo. Gozumaru successfully attacked Rikuo, but Rikuo stands up and still fights Gozumaru. The claws starts to become more, but Rikuo has defeated Gozumaru with a slash. After that Gozumaru has been defeated, Rikuo says that he always has known about his form during night. Menawhile Kana is looking for Kiyotsugu and Shima, but decide to go back. She then sees Rikuo's glasses, Rikuo in Yokai form has appeared giving Tsurara to Kana, saying that he needs to go somewhere.